Woke Church: How woke activists affect institutions and what this could teach the Church

A look at how woke activists affect institutions in general and how this might affect the Church in particular.

The Church of England has recently published a report called From Lament to Action. This uses language and makes assumptions that reflect current secular ideas. This film is an examination of this report and also a look at how woke activists work outside the church in society. Some people think that the woke approach is a great thing. Others think that it is unbiblical. These two views are at odds with each other, but what is the truth? This film tries to find out.

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Pray: Fighting the Cultural Marxist folly with Christianity

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The Cultural Marxism that has infected the West holds Christianity in great contempt.

We are surrounded by the woke who lap up Islam and any amount of Eastern religions, because they know that ultimately they are powerless and man-made. 

But Christianity is high on their hit-list. It seems crazy that after an Islamist atrocity the woke will actually talk of how religions must be respected whilst – in making that very point –  blaspheming against Jesus. But they are just the boots on the ground, they may not even notice what they are doing. 

However it is part of the ideology that has been so cunningly laid before them under the guise of inclusivity, diversity and all the other buzzwords that the woke enjoy using.

With Christianity still existing they know that their plans will fail. So they keep trying to destroy it.

And these people have infiltrated the church. There are those within the church who are pushing the marxist agenda. Again, they may not even realise it, like eco-warriors not realising that at the heart of their movement is an eco-marxism.

These church members are our brothers and sisters. We are wrong on some things, they are wrong on others. We are all human. Debate and discussion does not seem to work. They continue to push the progressive agenda that they see as inclusivity and equality when it is really destructive and heretical. What do we have left?

We must remember that our struggle is not against flesh and blood. Most of these people know not what they do. Our fight isn’t against them, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil, as we are told in Ephesians 6.

But more than that we have what we should have used first. Prayer. We must pray. And we must remember that Jesus is in control. Even when it looks as though we are fighting a losing battle, he is with us. He will prevail, in that there is no doubt. Remember Paul’s words in Romans 8, For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Yes, we are in an existential fight and people want to destroy us and the church. But we have an advantage. We know how this plays out. We know that Jesus wins.

Of that we can be sure.

 

‘The Beautiful Story’: Evangelicals stand up for the truth of the gospel #CEEC #Beautifulstory

The CEEC have produced a video which makes it clear that the Bible’s teaching on same-sex relationships is not something that can be discussed away.

The liberal wing of the church might be pushing for the acceptance of same-sex marriage but the CEEC is clear that that goes against Biblical teachings.

If the C of E goes down that path it will lead to a split in the Church.

It is great to hear a voice in the C of E that stays true to what believers have always believed.

It is very trying to constantly have liberals pushing to change Christian teaching. Watch the CEEC video that states what the gospel says.

Comment isn’t hate

It seems bizarre to have to point it out, but comment is not hate. If someone says something and it is not the officially accepted view, that does not make it hate.

Just because someone doesn’t agree with your point of view it doesn’t mean what they are saying is hate.

This should not need pointing out. Hopefully in a few years we will look back at this period we are going through with relief that it is over and we have returned to a time of free speech. But right now we have to stand up and make the point. Comment is not hate. Comment about Islam is not Islamophobia. Comment about homosexuals is not homophobia.

And most important of all, preaching the gospel must be open to all without fear of reprisals. The gospel is the good news that everyone needs to hear. It must not be held back by fear of being accused of speaking hate.

It is crazy to have to say this. But we must be wary of what laws are coming and fight to keep free speech for all.

The church buildings should not have closed during Lockdown 2.0

It was strange when the first lockdown was announced how quickly the Church of England embraced it. As I recall they shut up shop before the government had even ordered it.

It should not have happened. The Church should be there for people throughout any crises. It was always the way in earlier times. Luther didn’t flee the plague but stayed to minister. The Church should have done the same.

But that was Lockdown 1. We were told then that Covid was very dangerous. Let’s not judge too harshly.

Anyway, as we all know, the Church is not the building. New ways of meeting were embraced. People logged on from miles away. It had a positive side.

But for Lockdown 2.0 we are better informed. Covid is not the killer that we once believed. The Church may have been able to continue online for people who were already members, but where has it been for people searching, people who have needed support during this time?

People are suffering and they need support.They may have walked into a church and found solace. You cannot just walk into a Zoom service. You need passwords and links.

Online church just isn’t there for the people that need it.

We must not close the churches again.